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    Human reasoning and argumentation: the probabilistic approach

    Oaksford, Mike and Chater, N. and Hahn, Ulrike (2008) Human reasoning and argumentation: the probabilistic approach. In: Adler, J.E. and Rips, L.J. (eds.) Reasoning: Studies of Human Inference and its Foundations. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 383-413. ISBN 9780521612746.

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    Book synopsis: This interdisciplinary work is a collection of major essays on reasoning: deductive, inductive, abductive, belief revision, defeasible (non-monotonic), cross cultural, conversational, and argumentative. They are each oriented toward contemporary empirical studies. The book focuses on foundational issues, including paradoxes, fallacies, and debates about the nature of rationality, the traditional modes of reasoning, as well as counterfactual and causal reasoning. It also includes chapters on the interface between reasoning and other forms of thought. In general, this last set of essays represents growth points in reasoning research, drawing connections to pragmatics, cross-cultural studies, emotion and evolution.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
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    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2011 09:30
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:50


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